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ERIC Number: ED060485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-20
Pages: 18
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Student-to-Student Study Skills Counseling as an Effective Guidance Procedure.
Brown, William F.
This presentation discusses student-to-student academic adjustment counseling, presently employed and initiated at Southwest Texas State University. Since available research results indicate the conventional pre-college orientation program is not meeting the academic adjustment needs of beginning freshmen, Southwest Texas designed a program utilizing a team of peer counselors and including the following essential elements: (1) formulation of meaningful peer counseling goals; (2) development of informed peer counseling support; (3) delineation of realistic peer counseling activities; (4) provision of adequate peer counseling facilities; (5) selection and training of peer counseling personnel; (6) coordination of peer counseling activities; and (7) evaluation and revision of peer counseling effort. Essential to its adoption on other college campuses are four essential characteristics: (1) it is economical in financial and personnel costs; (2) it is acceptable to both students and faculty; (3) it is effective in both study behavior and improvement in grade average; and (4) it is practical as regards necessary facilities and required supervision. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.